A Quick Word on Dollhouse

dollhouse-08Felicia Day’s Tweeting has the Interweb all a-twitter (heh) about Fox’s plans to not air the thirteenth episode of Dollhouse. Which I have to admit, is not news I wanted to hear, but there’s something that we all have to remember:  Fox still hasn’t decided if Dollhouse will be renewed or not.

Yes, I know this seems like an odd decision, but keep in mind none of us have seen the twelfth and thirteenth episodes. It could very well be that the decision to not air the final ep is due to Fox execs deciding that the twelfth episode makes for a better season finale. Take a look at the first season of Grey’s Anatomy.

dollhouse-09Grey’s was also a midseason replacement series, and it saw its first season cut from thirteen episodes down to nine, not because it was getting cancelled but because the arrival of Addison was a better ‘season finale’ moment than… whatever it is that happened in what became 2×04.

I’m not saying that this is what’s happening with Dollhouse, I’m just saying that until Fox says that they’ve cancelled Dollhouse it still has a chance, unaired episode or no.

-Jerk

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~ by Jerk on April 9, 2009.

One Response to “A Quick Word on Dollhouse”

  1. I guess I was sorta somewhat correct on this. In case you haven’t read it yet, here’s Tim Minear to clear things up:

    Okay. So maybe I can help clarify this somewhat. Because we scrapped the original pilot — and in fact cannibalized some of its parts for other eps — we really ended up with 12 episodes. But the studio makes DVD and other deals based on the original 13 number. So we created a standalone kind of coda episode. Which is the mythical new episode 13. The network had already paid for 13 episodes, and this included the one they agreed to let us scrap for parts. It does not include the one we made to bring the number back up to 13 for the studio side and its obligations. We always knew it would be for the DVD for sure, but we also think Fox should air it because it’s awesome.

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